FM Flips To Talk In Montgomery
April 2, 2009 at 1:03 PM (PT)
BLUEWATER BROADCASTING has taken over operation of ALEXANDER BROADCASTING Urban WMRK-F (JAM 107.9)/MONTGOMERY in an LMA and flipped it to Talk as NEWS TALK 107.9 with programming from BLUEWATER's Talk WACV-A. The lineup includes a local show with DAN MORRIS and MARK MONTEIL 7-10a, DIAL GLOBAL's NEAL BOORTZ, PREMIERE's GLENN BECK, a local afternoon show with GREG BUDELL, and TALK RADIO NETWORK's LAURA INGRAHAM and RUSTY HUMPHRIES. Market veteran BOB JACKSON has been hired to handle news for the station.
BLUEWATER COO RICK PETERS said, "We are pleased to be offering the MONTGOMERY listeners the city’s first FM radio station dedicated to News and Talk. News and information services have been abandoned on the FM dial in most markets by radio broadcasters. In fact, until the debut of NEWS TALK 107.9, there was not ONE radio news person employed in the entire market. That’s an embarrassment to our industry in this day and age - especially in the capitol of the state. We intend to fill that void."